Java in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
The bestsellingJava in a Nutshellhas been updated to cover Java 1.1. If you're a Java programmer who is migrating to 1.1, this second edition contains everything you need to get up to speed on the new features of Java 1.1. Or if you are just now jumping on the Java bandwagon,Java in a Nutshellstill has all of the features that have made it the Java book most often recommended on the Internet. An advanced introduction to Java for C and C++ programmers teaches you everything you need to know about the language, while the complete quick-reference contains descriptions of all of the classes in the Java 1.1 API, with the exception of the Enterprise APIs.
The second edition ofJava in a Nutshellcovers Version 1.1 of the Java Development Kit (JDK). It includes all of the material from the first edition, as well as the following updated information for Java 1.1:
With the 1.1 release, Java has grown too large to fit in a single book, even in quick-reference form. Thus, we see the need to splitJava in a Nutshellinto multiple volumes. This volume, the "original"Java in a Nutshell, documents the most commonly used features of Java and is an indispensable reference for all Java programmers. We may publish a separate volume that will cover the Java "Enterprise APIs", which include the database connectivity, remote method invocation, and security features, as well as other forthcoming components, such as CORBA IDL support and the electronic commerce framework. And as other new Java APIs are developed and released, we may consider adding new volumes to theJava in a Nutshellseries.
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Review: Java in a NutshellUser Review - Michael Durrow - Goodreads
O'reilly's best book for Java 101 and a great reference book to keep. Read full review
Review: Java in a NutshellUser Review - Anton Antonov - Goodreads
A must-read to keep up with the ever growing JDK. The latest (6th) edition addresses Java 7 and 8. I enjoyed learning more about lambda expressions, NIO, Async I/O and Meta-programming (Classloading and Reflection). Read full review